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Grand Central Bakery & Cafe

1444 NE Weidler St, Portland, OR 97232-1409
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Ranked #88 of 3,545 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Vegetarian
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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90% Recommend
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been eating at Grand Central Bakery for years. And I have never been disappointed in their sandwiches or their sweet treats. My favorite sandwich is the turkey/chutney. But their seasonal specials are always good. But do save room for one of their cookies. I cannot always find a good bakery at the coast; therefore, I like to "stock-up"... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to the SE 13th st. store was great. My wife got a very good tuna salad sandwich and I tried their Monkey Muffins (delicious.) We're going back tomorrow or the next day. If I lived in Portland, I'd spend way too much time and money at this bakery.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I visited this place when I was going through the neighborhood. I have a wicked sweet tooth but very discriminating, so not every sweet gets the thumbs up. The manager offered me a treat of my choice on the house..saying that he was sure I would be back after I ate it. All I can say is that he was... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stopped by for lunch. Get a sandwich on their fresh bread. You'll enjoy it. Nothing to jump up and down about, but good. If the line is really long, I don't know if it's good enough to wait too long for. Also, not expensive, but about a good dollar a sandwich more than it should cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Amazing biscuits, house-made pork sausage, farm fresh eggs, & Americanos! Killer tomato chutney & raspberry jam to go with super friendly Portland smiles! Loved it.

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Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were in Portland staying with some local friends and on our nice walk down to Oaks Park stopped at the Sellwood location. The night before we'd had bread, whole wheat Goldendale and a baguette...excellent. Today we got sweet stuff: a bread pudding muffin, some triple chocolate and oatmeal raisin cookies and a maple bar danish. All got "really good!"... More

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295 reviews 295 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Multnomah Village has a good share of truly excellent places for breakfast and lunch. The Grand Central Bakery is one with its selection of rolls, honeybuns, soup and sandwiches. We often go just to buy bread, especially the olive bread. They have very limited parking and it is not easy to get in and out. Park down next to John's... More

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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Staff were very pleasant and the place was clean. The sandwich bread was soft and fresh, the fixings pretty good albeit sparse, they were out of cinnamon buns and pumpkin muffins (it was only 11am), the almond croissant was not so good (considering price of 3.50) as they cut the croissant in half and spread almond paste on the bread).... More

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Denver, Colorado
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270 reviews 270 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. They offer a pretty good variety of sandwiches as well as breakfast items (although we've not tried them), also have salads, quiche. We were disappointed as the last time there they had run out of two items we wanted, but..... .. The bread is wonderful, the sandwich fillings are fresh... More

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Astoria oregon
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690 reviews 690 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Great coffee to go with either breakfast offerings of that for lunch. There are always new ideas in beads and or baked goods that one must have or take home. Always a line and always good. Just another one of those must return soon kind of place.

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